Chase Schapansky

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of GUSS Automation

Chase Schapansky is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of GUSS Automation out of Kingsburg, California. Based in one of the largest permanent crop growing regions in the world, GUSS Automation develops and manufactures autonomous orchard and vineyard sprayers designed to operate in GPS-degraded environments. Before GUSS Automation was formed, Chase spent 6 years in the commercial spraying industry, much of that time being the development of the GUSS autonomous technology. In 2022 GUSS formed a joint venture with John Deere to expand their global footprint and continue increasing their product’s value to customers using ag technologies.
His background in agriculture and engineering help to ensure that growers are getting the most reliable and safe product possible.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Monday, November 13

Featured Session: What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for Agriculture and Food?

What impact will artificial intelligence (AI) have on WG member operations and supply chains? How will AI improve and potentially accelerate automation and biological solutions, and are there over-hyped solutions that are unlikely to emerge? What impact will increased investment in AI in non-ag fields have on agriculture solutions?


Seana Day, Partner Culterra Capital


Kyle Cobb, Co-Founder at advanced.farm

Eric Morgan, Vice President of Environmental Science and Resources at Braga Fresh

Chase Schapansky, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of GUSS Automation

Thorsten Schwindt, Head of Commercial Operations Vegetable Seeds - Region Americas, Bayer Crop Science